Man With Rare Disease Sues Shaquille O'Neal, Waka Flocka & Trey Burke For Mocking Him On Social Media

23-year old Jahmel Binion suffers from hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. A rare disorder that causes partial or complete absence of certain sweat glands, heat intolerance, fever; abnormally sparse hair and absence and/or malformation of certain teeth..

When Binion posted a selfie earlier in the year he was made fun of by Waka Flocka, Shaquille O'Neal and Utah Jazz player Trey Burke. All of whom helped spread the photo by sharing it with their followers.

Shaq and Burke later personally called Binion to apologize.

"Made a new friend today when I called and apologized to Jahmel Binion. Great dude. #alwayslearning #MYBADCUZ," Shaq tweeted.



In May Binion told The Okland Press that he doesn't believe the apologies were sincere.

“When they said sorry, I felt like they were saying it to get the pressure off of them for being considered ‘bad people,’” Binion said. “Even though I accept their apology, I still hope that they donate to my cause or other organizations that connect with ectodermal dysplasia.”

On Wednesday, July, 30, Binion filed a lawsuit in Macomb County Circuit Court against Shaq, Burke and Waka for general negligence, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation, according to the Macomb Daily.

“The defendants mocked and ridiculed the plaintiff, a person completely unknown to themselves in public forums where their activity would be widely disseminated,” the lawsuit says. “The defendants’ communications clearly implied that the plaintiff was an appropriate object of mockery, ridicule and shame” and “had the effect of lowering the plaintiff’s reputation in the eyes of those who respected the views and opinion of the defendants.”

Binion’s attorney, John Henke III, estimates the photos were seen by at least 8.4 million people.

“Over 1,000 people were making fun of me,” said Binion. “I felt mad because the picture was already getting talked about and passed around, and for celebrities to get in on it made me look at them less of a role model than they’re suppose to be.”

Binion has started the Facebook group "Hug Don't Judge." It has over 22,000 members.

He's seeking more than $25,000 in damages from the lawsuit.




Sources: Macomb Daily, The Oakland Press, WebMD and Jahmel Binion's Instagram.




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Comment by SMP on August 1, 2014 at 5:38pm
Idiots
Comment by JR Scar on August 1, 2014 at 10:10am
you know, it must suck to be a celebrity when sheet like this go down, us regular folks make fun of ppl all day, yet we are not held accountable and our image is not damaged. If this was the other way around, the kid making fun of Shaq instead, we would call it he is impersonating
Comment by URKILLER on August 1, 2014 at 8:34am
You know it's white folks behind this, the befriend this dude, he wins the case they cash in and say screw you.
Comment by Shilee AKA Hip Hops FEMME FATALE on August 1, 2014 at 12:16am
damn F U C K IT!! (51-50) is wrong as hell for that! (& me TOO for that matter) I was laughing so hard @ yo comment that I forgot what I was gonna type! lmao
Comment by dave on August 1, 2014 at 12:11am
If you gon put your face all over the internets u gotta be able to handle dat
Comment by ThisisChris on July 31, 2014 at 11:51pm
25000$ ???? That's pocket change around 3-5 MILLION will make it hurt.....Come on Son, who the hell is the lawyer??????
Comment by dreday410 on July 31, 2014 at 11:15pm
Will that sound good but the problem is pictures become similar to your own text messages once you send it you no longer own that text message it will belong to the company and same thing apply to Facebook, IG, and all this other websites...IF you post a pic it is no longer really private info....ASK Eric Snowden there is a reason most site us (DISQUS) and ask you for permission to have access to your email and other private info..Good idea but chase can be beat with ease...
Comment by F U C K IT!! (51-50) on July 31, 2014 at 11:05pm
if i looked like that i wouldnt take pics
Comment by George on July 31, 2014 at 9:03pm
F*** Shaq and the a******* that made fun of this guy. Seriously, act like f****** adults
Comment by N!K*westside*CAL! da BULL SHARK! on July 31, 2014 at 8:03pm
Thought they squashed this when shaq apologized. He said him and shaq were cool. Whys he suing now? He was keeping that one in his back pocket waiting to pull it out once his buzz died down... Hope he gets the money and gives it all to a stop bullying charity because that was slick



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